Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mary Frances Wildman, "Sierra Juniper"


Sierra Juniper
Etching, 1937

Mary F. Wildman was born October 10, 1899, in Indianapolis. She lived in Philadelphia and then moved to Los Angeles to study art at Otis Art Institute. In the 1930s she moved to Palo Alto and earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University. She was active as an artist in California, and her etching subjects were of the High Sierra, Fallen Leaf Lake, and landscapes around the Stanford area. Wildman exhibited at galleries in San Francisco and Los Angeles and held memberships in several artists’ clubs, including the Palo Alto Art Club, Society of Etchers, and Philadelphia Print Club. She died on the Monterey peninsula on April 27, 1967.

--Lois Smalley and Kathleen Durham